How to get there
Indiefjord 2018 takes place in Bjørke, a village in the municipality of Ørsta in Norway. Bjørke is found in the innermost part of the beautiful Hjørundfjord.
Although Norwegian has discontinued their direct “indiepop flight” Gatwick-Ålesund, there are plenty of ways to get to Bjørke for guests from abroad. It may take some of you a little longer this year, and it may be more expensive – but once you get to the village and Indiefjord we hope you’ll feel relaxed. You’ll definitely deserve a refreshing fjord swim! We’ll organise a Friday/Monday indiepop airport/food shopping bus for visitors from afar this year, too. And if you get to Bjørke for the Friday evening there’s bound to be an informal welcome party!
We run an “indiepop bus” on the Friday and Monday like previous years, see info below:
Bus tickets can be found on our Tikkio ticket page. A return ticket Ålesund/Ålesund Airport Vigra to Bjørke is 450 NOK, a return ticket from Ørsta/Volda to Bjørke is 300 NOK – and a return ticket from the nearest bus stop (10-15 mins away), Kalvatn Nord, is 150 NOK.
See photo below for how to find the tickets (scroll down to the bottom of the page and hover above the info sign next to the ticket to read more info)!
Please note, as bus seating is limited we hope those who are fairly local/live in the region try to car-share. The bus(es) will go from Ålesund and Ålesund Airport Vigra, Ørsta, Hovden Airport and Volda to Bjørke on the Friday early evening and return from Bjørke on the Monday morning. We can also take you from Kalvatn Nord bus stop and back those days (the night/day bus from Oslo stops there). The earliest bus (at around 18.00pm +/- depending on flights) will make it to Bjørke in time for an epic welcome party, but there will be an alternative for those who arrive on later flights.
Oh, and do email your flight timings to “Indie Bro”, John, when you book your bus ticket – firstname.lastname@example.org. That way we can time the buses to our guests’ flight arrivals/departures (and coaches from Oslo/Bergen). The bus journey from Ålesund is often where new friendships form – the start of a great festival weekend. Oh, and we do go by a supermarket and a cashpoint on the way to Bjørke. If you’ve got any questions about transport, John will be able to help you.
Get here by car…
Here’s a map of Bjørke. Once you get to the village there will be signs leading you to the Fest.
Get here by air…
There are two airports to choose from when going to Bjørke:
Ålesund (Aalesund) , Vigra Airport: Flights from Oslo, Copenhagen, Amsterdam. Airlines: SAS, Wizz Air, Norwegian & KLM.
Ørsta (Orsta)/Volda – Hovden Airport: Flights from Oslo and Bergen. Airline: SAS.
Get here by bus from Bergen, Oslo or Trondheim…
Bergen-Volda bus station
Check Norway Bus Express website here.
Let us know in advance so you can be picked up.
Check NettBuss Express website here.
Stop at the Kalvatn Nord bus stop as it’s 10-15 mins drive from Bjørke, we will pick you up if you arrange with us.
You can also travel from Trondheim to Moa, Ålesund via bus and then take a connecting bus to Volda.
If you are traveling from afar and need transport from Kalvatn Nord or Volda to Indiefjord, book your festival bus ticket here – and email Indie Bro John on email@example.com with your timings. NB! Transport options on Friday and Monday only, and we’ll need to know in advance.